What is Antistreptolysin - O (ASO) test?
Antistreptolysin test is used to check streptococcal infection such as rheumatic fever and kidney disorder.
When to get examined?
When you have symptoms of rheumatic fever including
- Strep throat
- Chest pain
- Dark colored urine
- Bacterial endocarditis
Then your doctor might suggest this test. Antistreptolysin - O (ASO) test is inexpensive.
A blood sample will be collected from your arm. Antistreptolysin - O (ASO) test book online facilities are there.
You may need to fast for about 6 hours before the test.
A positive or elevated ASO level indicates that you may have a recent strep infection. A negative or low ASO level indicates that you do not have strep infection but your doctor might recommend follow up tests. Find an Antistreptolysin - O (ASO) test near you to get your test done.